The waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 has expired pertaining to Lundbeck's planned acquisition of Chelsea Therapeutics (CHTP). It will acquire Chelsea for $6.44/share plus on contingent value right for up to $1.50/share for an aggregate of $658M on a fully diluted basis.
The expiration of the waiting period satisfies one of the conditions necessary for the closing of the offer and merger.
By acquiring Chelsea Therapeutics (CHTP), Lundbeck (HLUKF) gains the rights to Chelsea's Northera treatment for neurogenic orthostatic hypotension, a disease that is associated with neurological disorders such as Parkinson's.
Northera recently won FDA approval and is due to be launched later this year.
Lundbeck's offer of $7.94 a share comprises $6.44 a share in cash and up to $1.50 of contingent value rights (CVRs) that will be related to Northera's commercial performance.
The transaction is expected to close in Q3.
Chelsea Therapeutics' shares are +32% at $6.60. (PR)